The most important thing to remember when booking is that this is not a hotel, it is an apartment. There is no on-site restaurant, so you do have to fend for yourself. However, that aside, this building is only a short 10min walk from the city centre and is in the quiet Helsinki neighbourhood of Töölö. I walked the short 5min walk round to the Scandic Park Hotel and had breakfast there or you can use the Moroccan restaurant directly across the road from the hotel and receive a 10% discount on your order.
The building is early 20th Century and has two sides, A and B. I stayed in Room 251 which was right at the top of the building on staircase B. It was a lovely spacious room with sofa, dining table and chairs, bathroom with shower and toilet, single bed and kitchen area. The kitchen had fridge, microwave and all manner of crockery that you could make use of. There was also a little balcony terrace that you could sit out on and see across the city.
I stayed at the Hellsten for four nights and it was so quiet that I slept like a baby each night. The room was not cleaned during the time I was there, but to be honest that did not really bother me as I didnt make use of the kitchen and only really used the room to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hellsten Helsinki Parliament Hotel is situated in the city centre of Helsinki, in a pleasant and quiet residential area. The surrounding area has several well-known attractions such as the Parliament House, the National Museum, the Finlandia Hall and the Temple Church. The hotel is situated on a peaceful street with interesting shops and restaurants, which is only nine minutes walk from the Central railway station. The 43 rooms in the hotel are varying in size, from one room apartments of 24 sqm to two bed room apartments up to 75 sqm. Each apartment is individually designed, Scandinavian style. Of course rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite TV and free internet access, and fully equipped kitchen. The front desk at Parliament is open on weekdays from 8 am in the morning till 8 pm in the evening, and will cater for all your needs and inquiries. Other hours there is an electronic surveillance of the premises and you can do your own check-in round the clock with an automated check in system. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hellsten Helsinki Parliament Hotel Helsinki